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  • Free State Project: Striving to be good neighbors

    08/24/2004 11:10:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 799+ views
    www.lp.org ^ | september 2004 | www.lp.org
    The Free State Project is picking up speed as Libertarians and other freedom-minded people begin moving to a small state where they hope to make a big difference. New Hampshire was chosen last fall as the destination for thousands of small-government advocates who are promising to move in and try to staunch the onslaught of socialism. Now they're starting to make good on their promise. An estimated 300 or 350 Free Staters (or Porcupines, as they call themselves) attended the first semi-official gathering in New Hampshire June 24-27. Though the Porcupine Freedom Festival wasn't officially sponsored by the FSP, "it...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Scalia: What a massive disruption of the social order this ruling entails.

    06/26/2003 7:37:38 PM PDT · by nwrep · 212 replies · 1,480+ views
    US Supreme Court ^ | June 26, 2003 | nwrep
    Scalia: What a massive disruption of the social order ... this ruling entails. *********************************************************** Read below one of the most brilliant defenses of traditional values, morality and conventions that have governed civilization for the past 5000 years. Judge Scalia is a national treasure: *********************************************************** Excerpted from his dissent in today's sodomy ruling: I begin with the Court ’s surprising readiness to recon- sider a decision rendered a mere 17 years ago in Bowers v. Hardwick .I do not myself believe in rigid adherence to stare decisis in constitutional cases;but I do believe that we should be consistent rather than...
  • An un-American conservative

    04/13/2003 5:41:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 205+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-11-03 | Irving Louis Horowitz
    For Patrick Buchanan, the real political divide is between the 'New World Order Party' and the 'America First' party For the past two decades it has become apparent that an implosion has taken place within the ranks of American conservatism - that ideological tendency which emphasizes liberty over equality, national interest over global commitments, and moral principles over pragmatic policies. For once we move from the abstract to the concrete, the weakness of this ideology, as indeed all ideology, begins to show. Real interests trump general guides. In the case of the rift between "paleo" and "neo" conservatives, common animosities...
  • "Two Warnings"

    03/12/2003 6:19:17 AM PST · by JudgemAll · 11 replies · 608+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | March 11, 2003 | by J. R. Nyquist
    Except for the arrest of a leading al Qaeda official, the pre-war news has not been happy. Turkey turned its back on America at the eleventh hour, blocking U.S. troop deployments and throwing Washington’s military calculations into confusion. The French recently talked of vetoing a UN resolution on the use of military force against Iraq. Even the Pope, a man who lived under communism in Poland, has declared that a war against totalitarian Iraq would be immoral. On March 5 the Pope sent an emissary to warn President Bush that, “God is not on your side if you invade Iraq.”...
  • THE PENTAGON’S NEW MAP (Must read)

    03/10/2003 7:12:37 AM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 1,035+ views
    Esquire ^ | March 2003 | THOMAS P.M. BARNETT
    IT EXPLAINS WHY WE’RE GOING TO WAR, AND WHY WE’LL KEEP GOING TO WAR. Since the end of the cold war, the United States has been trying to come up with an operating theory of the world—and a military strategy to accompany it. Now there’s a leading contender. It involves identifying the problem parts of the world and aggressively shrinking them. Since September 11, 2001, the author, a professor of warfare analysis, has been advising the Office of the Secretary of Defense and giving this briefing continually at the Pentagon and in the intelligence community. Now he gives it to...
  • The Accidental Conservative

    12/05/2002 8:38:29 AM PST · by dr_who · 18 replies · 388+ views
    reason.com ^ | December 2, 2002 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Who would have suspected that George W. Bush, a president who came into office vowing to "change the tone" of the meretricious Clinton era (a dark age when America howled under the twin lashes of peace and prosperity), would emerge as the country's leading exponent of situational ethics? Maybe true conservatives always understood. Ever since Ronald Reagan ended his second term with the Department of Education still intact, it's been clear how little even a committed ideologue can achieve in real politics. So it's hardly surprising that Bush, who ran the most content-free campaign since some nameless William Henry Harrison...
  • Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Vitellius

    12/02/2002 1:51:21 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 17 replies · 314+ views
    Translated by J. C. Rolfe.[Arkenberg Introduction]. Rolfe's annotations appear in brackets with no attribution; mine are noted. I have also replaced modern place names, as used by Rolfe, with those in use by the Romans and Hellenes; thus, for example, Rolfe's "Italy" is now "Italia". I. OF the origin of the Vitellii different and widely varying accounts are given, some saying that the family was ancient and noble, others that it was new and obscure, if not of mean extraction. I should believe that these came respectively from the flatterers and detractors of the emperor, were it not for...
  • Reviving Two Old Series

    11/27/2002 4:15:06 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 63 replies · 1,673+ views
    I used to do two series of threads. One was about politics and government in the Greco-Roman civilization, and the other was my own columns. Here's a list of them: Ancient Politics and Government The Athenian Constitution, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five by Aristotle Chapter One of Polybius and the Founding Fathers by Marshall Davies Lloyd Deeds of Augustus by Caesar Augustus Cicero by Plutarch The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius JuliusAugustusTiberiusCaligulaClaudiusNeroGalbaOtho The American Constitutionalist-In Defense of "Underage" Drinking -Anarchy vs. the Right to Life -Calling a...
  • RAZORMOUTH: Under God, Under Man -- What's so great about the Pledge of Allegiance anyway?

    07/03/2002 7:42:01 PM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 136 replies · 536+ views
    RAZORMOUTH.com ^ | June 29, 2002 | Jim Babka
    Under God, Under Man?Jim Babka | Should Christians be upset by court's decision on Pledge of Allegiance? You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the news. Two “pin-head” federal judges said that mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the First Amendment rights of second-graders (more correctly, one second-grader’s parent). The pin-head label came from the Rev. Jerry Falwell. He also called them “Dumb and Dumber” — of course he meant that with love. Something must be wrong with me. The news didn’t shock me, surprise me, worry me, anger me, or cause me...
  • The Consolation of Philosophy (Book III)

    03/08/2002 7:30:49 PM PST · by primeval patriot · 29 replies · 902+ views
    Heath Readings in the Literature of Europe | 500 A.D. | Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius
    Heath Readings in The Literature of Europe Copyright, 1933 By D. C. Heath and Company PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BOETHIUS (ca. 470-525 A. D.) Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius, celebrated philosopher and statesman, was born of a family to high rank and educated at Rome and at Athens, Early in life he made the acquaintance of the Greek Classics, many of which he translated. His abilities as a scholar and politician rapidly brought him into public prominence, and in 510 he was selected by King Theodoric as his counsellor. Boethius carried on his work with great success ...
  • Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Otho

    03/06/2002 2:03:28 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 21 replies · 767+ views
    I. THE ancestors of Otho came from an old and illustrious family in the town of Ferentium and were descended from the princes of Etruria. His grandfather Marcus Salvius Otho, whose father was a Roman eques but whose mother was of lowly origin and perhaps not even free-born, became a senator through the influence of Livia Augusta, in whose house he was reared; but did not advance beyond the grade of praetor. His father Lucius Otho was of a distinguished family on his mother's side, with many powerful connections, and was so beloved by Tiberius and so like him in ...
  • In Defense of "Underage" Drinking

    03/04/2002 10:49:56 AM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 287 replies · 3,478+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | March 1, 2002 | Aaron Armitage
    The situation is already bad enough. Every state in the union has already been forced by federal blackmail to raise the drinking age to 21. Now a group called the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse is trying to whip up hysteria about the evils of people drinking a few years before they get government permission. They came out with attention getting claims that 25 percent of alcohol consumption is by "children", which to them apparently includes a number of potential voters. It turns out the real number is 11 percent, including, it should be noted, people over 18. ...
  • The Transformation of Individual Rights

    03/03/2002 7:29:47 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 15 replies · 220+ views
    LFET ^ | Tibor R. Machan
    The Transformation of Individual Rights by Tibor R. Machan Across the centuries an important idea emerged as crucial for how people should live in their communities. Finally, in the US Declaration of Independence, this idea gained official recognition and, eventually, worldwide popularity. I am talking of course, about the idea of individual rights. Although there had been rumblings about them already in ancient Greece, not until the English philosopher John Locke wrote his book, Second Treatise on Government, did a full blown theory back up the idea. This was Locke's theory of natural rights. Its essence is that because of ...
  • Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Galba

    02/13/2002 2:35:15 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 19 replies · 633+ views
    Ancient History Sourcebook ^ | Many moons ago. | Suetonius
    I. THE race of the Caesars ended with Nero [Nero was the last who bore the name because of connection with the family of Augustus; after him it became a designation of rank]. That this would be so was shown by many portents and especially by two very significant ones. Years before, as Livia was returning to her estate near Veii, immediately after her marriage with Augustus [38 B.C.E.], an eagle which flew by dropped into her lap a white hen, holding in its beak a sprig of laurel, just as the eagle had carried it off. Livia resolved to ...
  • Anarchy vs. the Right to Life

    02/12/2002 3:33:17 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 169 replies · 1,165+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | February 11, 2002 | Aaron Armitage
    Joe Sobran, as evidenced by his recent columns, seems close to being convinced, if not already convinced, by Hans Herman Hoppe's book, Democracy: The God that Failed. As you might have guessed from the title, Hoppe thinks democracy was a bad idea, but he goes further than that; he thinks government, in any form, was a bad idea. He's an anarcho-capitalist. In an anarcho-capitalist society, instead of using police and an official court system to punish criminals, individuals would hire defense agencies, in much the same way we hire insurance agencies now. Then, if you're robbed, your agency would ...
  • Dissertation on First Principles of Government

    02/02/2002 1:03:59 PM PST · by ThJ1800 · 63 replies · 705+ views
    Thomas Paine Archive ^ | July 1795 | Thomas Paine
    There is no subject more interesting to every man than the subject of government. His security, be he rich or poor, and in a great measure his prosperity, are connected therewith; it is therefore his interest as well as his duty to make himself acquainted with its principles, and what the practise ought to be. Every art and science, however imperfectly known at first, has been studied, improved and brought to what we call perfection by the progressive labors of succeeding generations; but the science of government has stood still. No improvement has been made in the principle and scarcely ...
  • George Bush's Big Government Adventure

    01/30/2002 3:51:59 PM PST · by AAABEST · 719 replies · 3,300+ views
    Free Republic and Various ^ | 01-30-02 | aaabest
    With Conservative Like This, Who Needs Liberals? Let me start off by addressing those who have been bashing(and I do mean bash) me and other well intentioned and well known Freepers as being anti-Bush, Libertarians, from the reform party or whatever.  I voted for GWB, and I can ping several freepers to this thread that met me in real life at several Bush rallies (with megaphone in hand). I was a member of the Broward County Young Republicans before moving to the West coast of Florida and I was active in Jeb Bush's campaign for Governor.  I've been on this ...
  • ...final word (for now) on libertarians vs. conservatives

    12/22/2001 8:31:03 PM PST · by jackbob · 304 replies · 549+ views
    reasononline ^ | December 20, 2001 | Nick Gilespie
    December 20, 2001 Really Strange Bedfellows II A final word (for now) on libertarians vs. conservatives by Nick Gilespie It's been a long, long while since I've been accused of impairing the morals of a minor (really). In fact, the last time I can remember such a claim being leveled against me was back in high school when I coaxed some classmates at good old Mater Dei High School into seeing Monty Python's Life of Brian rather than a less theologically charged movie. Some of my friends' mothers--and a buttinsky parish priest--saw my actions as proof positive of heretical tendencies ...
  • What Libertarianism Isn't

    12/22/2001 8:53:08 AM PST · by rob777 · 262 replies · 2,779+ views
    Lew Rockwell.com ^ | December 22nd 2001 | Edward Feser
    The notion that the political alliance between libertarians and conservatives is contingent and inherently unstable has become a cliché, and a tiresome one at that, usually made by persons who have little understanding of either libertarianism or conservatism. And despite appearances, the recent testy exchanges between the conservative National Review’s Jonah Goldberg and the libertarian Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie and Virginia Postrel do nothing to confirm the cliché.It is not that the idea of a fusion of libertarianism and conservatism does not raise important and difficult philosophical issues; it does. The emphasis within traditional conservative thinking on authority, including the ...
  • Uncle Sam's dangerous drug

    12/15/2001 2:58:23 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 91 replies · 1,054+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, December 15, 2001 | Ambassador Alan Keyes
    House and Senate negotiators reached agreement this week on education legislation that the president is expected to sign quickly. And the House of Representatives, in an overwhelming vote uniting Democrats and Republicans, passed the bill on Thursday. Representatives Tom DeLay and Peter Hoekstra led a small group of the conservative remnant in opposing the $26.5 billion package, which Bush Republicans are trying hard to portray as a prudent implementation of conservative principle. But it is, in fact, the culminating capitulation of the conservative attempt to reform the federal government's role in education. What I wrote about the bill in ...
  • Calling a Spade a Spade

    12/03/2001 10:00:13 PM PST · by Mercuria · 197 replies · 1,304+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | December 3, 2001 | Aaron Armitage
    Even in the worst of times, there's always something to be grateful for, a silver lining in the darkest cloud. For my part, I'm grateful the attacks and the events after it didn't happen while Bill Clinton was in office. Clinton was fundamentally in love with power. As he did after the bombing in Oklahoma City, and school shootings, he would have taken advantage of the deaths of other Americans for his own political advancement. In an example of extreme hypocrisy, his backers would call his grubby exploitation honoring the dead, and would accuse anyone who disagrees of having ...
  • Hegel and The Libertarians

    12/01/2001 9:04:57 PM PST · by Libertarianize the GOP · 11 replies · 176+ views
    Paideia Project On-Line. ^ | Paulo Roberto Monteiro De Araujo
    20th WCP: Hegel and The Libertarians Political Philosophy Hegel and The Libertarians Paulo Roberto Monteiro De Araujo prma@mandic.com.br ABSTRACT: This paper aims to show how the Hegelian philosophy can contribute to the conceptual discussions between the two strains of contemporary ethical-political philosophy. I argue that the Hegelian political theory is of central import to the discussion between communitarians and libertarians, both in the communitarian criticism of the libertarian — mainly in Michael Sandel's criticism of Rawls — and in the Rawlsian project of a society founded in justice as equality. For if the communitarians' theoretical basis is the living ...
  • Global Eye -- A Thirsty Evil

    11/30/2001 5:47:12 PM PST · by backup · 20 replies · 176+ views
    Chris Floyd ^ | Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 | Chris Floyd
    Global Eye -- A Thirsty Evil By Chris Floyd Are you a terrorist? If you don't know, you'd better find out fast. Because Uncle Sam's made a list and he's checking it twice -- "40 to 50 countries" targeted for possible "U.S. action," according to America's securely-located vice president, Dick "Chicken Hawk" Cheney. As the man says, a hard rain's a-gonna fall. So here's a simple test to check your moral worthiness and see if you can escape God's -- sorry, Bush's -- all-devouring wrath. Have you ever gone out for a beer and bought a Stella Artois instead of ...
  • Enumerated Powers and National I.D. Cards

    11/19/2001 9:21:07 AM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 78 replies · 2,484+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | November 16, 2001 | Aaron Armitage
    After delivering a speech in Columbia, Missouri, Justice Scalia was asked if he thought national I.D. cards would be unconstitutional. He said that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t mention I.D. cards. True enough, as far as it goes (which isn’t very far at all). Scalia then added that opponents should try to pass an amendment to the Constitution. “If you think it's a bad idea to have an identity card, persuade your fellow citizens.” Not only is a national I.D. card not mentioned in the Fourth Amendment, it’s not mentioned in Article I, Section 8, or any other part of the ...
  • What is "Palaeo"conservatism?

    11/13/2001 12:10:56 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 263 replies · 1,902+ views
    My own questions | november 13, 2001 | Me
    I do not post these musings of mine to be disagreeable or provocative, but I simply do not understand the consistent inconsistencies of "palaeo"conservatives. And I am not referring to their position on Communist Arabs vis a vis their position on every other Communist in the world. I am referring to something far more basic. I do not understand someone calling himself a "palaeo"conservative who then invokes "liberty," "rights," etc., for the very simple reason that "palaeo"conservatism connotes a European-style conservatism that opposes these very things in the name of Throne and Altar. So why do our disciples of Joseph ...
  • Objectively Pro-Terrorist Pacifists

    11/12/2001 12:06:18 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 65 replies · 1,292+ views
    Mercurial Times ^ | November 8, 2001 (but more on that below) | Aaron Armitage
    During WWII, George Orwell observed that pacifism was objectively pro-fascist because it weakened the war effort and thus was, in its effects, in favor of the other side. Honesty compels us to the same conclusion about some of our fellow countrymen: they are with the terrorists. There are two wrong ways to react to the terrorist attacks on September 11, neither of which, fortunately, is being pursued by our government so far. One is to create a wider war between the West and Islam, which we would win in the end, but at too high a cost to ourselves. A ...